Innovation: Africa

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In the past 8 years, Innovation: Africa has brought Israeli solar and agricultural technologies to African villages. Its goal isn’t only to bring solar energy to rural communities, but to transform healthcare and education while providing communities with tools they need to lift themselves out of poverty. Innovation: Africa uses solar energy to address the electricity needs of poverty entrenched communities in sub-Saharan Africa. This energy powers schools, medical clinics, orphanages and water pumping systems. It also allows communities to open businesses, create jobs and be 100% self-sustainable.

Solar energy is a clean and renewable energy source that—unlike wood and fossil fuels—does not cause deforestation or pollute the environment. Solar panels are affordable, reliable, require little maintenance and have an average lifespan of over 20 years. 1.3 billion people — a quarter of humanity live without electricity. In its first eight years, Innovation: Africa used solar energy to power over 100 schools, medical clinics and water pumping systems, providing electricity to over 750,000 people.

Innovation: Africa use solar energy to pump water from the aquifers providing clean water to villages for the first time. From Israel, they bring and install drip irrigation allowing villagers to grow more food with less water, even in times of drought. Innovation: Africa use solar energy to power Medical Centers providing light inside and outside as well as refrigeration to store medicines and vaccines for the first time. They use solar energy to power schools and orphanages providing light and allowing students to study under the light for the first time.

To find out more visit: http://www.innoafrica.org

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